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Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.
On October 1, 2019, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada joined forces, with the goal of granting the wish of every eligible child across the country. United as Make-A-Wish Canada, our mission is to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish, giving them the strength to endure their treatments and build resilience.
Every donation helps to grant a heartfelt wish for wish kids like Gabriel, (pictured above) from Unity Saskatchewan!
At the age of 2, Gabriel was diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay, Hypotonia, a rare, genetic, neurodegenerative disorder. In such a short time he has lost the ability to sit unaided, pull himself up to standing and walk. Today, Gabriel attends a number of follow up medical appointments as well as physical therapy. His family continues to wait on further diagnoses for him.
“Gabriel is such a sweet and social boy who loves being around other people” wish mom Rea explains. Like most boys his age he loves to laugh, play and watch Paw Patrol!
Being approved for his one most heartfelt wish has made Gabriel feel so special and happy. Deciding on a wish took some thought but Gabriel and his family ultimately decided on an entertainment wish! Recently, Gabriel received his new TV, soundbar, iPad and headphones, giving him and his family some new technology to curl up and enjoy.
You can make the stars align and be a light of hope for a child fighting a critical illness in your community. More wishes are waiting than ever before, and these wishes need stars like you. Help make every medically eligible child's wish come true!